Allison Wick, cofounder of Hunger Theatre, will direct and appear in The Crucible. The cast, like the company itself, is nontraditional and unique, with a third of the actors in the ensemble playing multiple roles. "I want to combine the emotion and urgency of the piece with the opportunity for experimentation that smaller ensemble and pared-down production affords." Ms. Wick further remarked, "This play is a masterpiece. It doesn't need to be 'reimagined' to make it compelling or relevant. That being said, our production won't be stuffy or strictly by-the-book."